Whew! It’s over.
What’s over? Well, if you take a peek at Honestly…Lately…, you’ll know I’ve had a lot going on.
And I feel like getting past the weekend put the cap on all the craziness lately!
All last week, Alena had dress rehearsals for Seussical. That was a lot for her (and me!), especially since she got a sore throat turned cold in the middle of the week, and missed a few days of school (well, one of the days was -20 or so with wind chills!). Nonetheless, I am sooo proud of my sweetie because her hard work and dedication paid off and she had an amazing weekend of performances with her wonderful cast.
The weekend, however, wasn’t all only Dr. Seuss…

Friday, after helping out backstage of opening night for Seussical, I managed to have an impromptu girl’s night
to check out one of my favorite local bands, Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama.
We heard about their show at the last minute and made it out to see one of their sets for a couple hours.
It was such a fun night of dancing!

Whew_JAdoreMy simple glam look for the night… a warm sweater, smokey eyes, and sparkling earrings.


Whew_with-the-bestieWith the best friend!

Saturday night I saw Alena in Seussical with Mike. It was so exciting to see my love bug on stage in her first community theatre performance.
Mike absolutely adores her too!! We loved seeing her up on stage as a Who from Whoville. No other way to say: #proudmama

Whew_SeussicalAwesome collage that the bestie put together when she saw the show, opening night.
(Did I mention my older sister, Erica, was the Sour Kangaroo?)



I spent Sunday evening watching the Oscars with family, sipping wine, and enjoying some chicken fried rice and sweet & spicy chicken carryout.
It was a most relaxing way to end the weekend.

Some of the photos I put in this post from the weekend were posted to my Instagram. Find me @ambershann0n and I’ll follow back!
I’ve needed to work on utilizing social media a bit better to stay connected in the blogger world. I follow many of my favorite bloggers on Twitter, but if you want to, find and follow me, here are some places to look:


How was your weekend? What did you do? Thoughts about the Academy Awards?



    • Amber Shannon

      Thank you, Sara, you are so sweet! It’s hard to find the time, but now that the madness of Seussical has come to and end, I will be better able to focus on other needs and interests that have been begging for attention!

    • Amber Shannon

      I don’t think I really know the difference between -3 and -20, haha, both are pretty much brutally cold! That is so awesome that you’re hailing from Paris, I hope to go one day! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, dear!

    • Amber Shannon

      Thank you Jill! I love seeing Alena perform, glad it’s over, but it was such a great opportunity and exciting to see come to the stage. And you are such a sweetie, thank you so much… I love getting glammed for a girl’s night!!

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